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African American Religious Thought: An Anthology / Edition 1

African American Religious Thought: An Anthology / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780664224592
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 1080
Sales rank: 896,780
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Cornel West is Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. He is considered one of America's most provocative public individuals and has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking, and teaching weave together the traditions of the black Baptist church, progressive politics, and jazz. The New York Times has praised his "ferocious moral vision."

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and Chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the 2002 Modern Language Association William Sanders Scarborough Prize for his book Exodus!. His work also includes African-American Religious Thought: An Anthology, coedited with Cornel West.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Towards New Visions and New Approaches in African American Religious Studiesxi
Part 1.Prehistory of African American Religious Studies
1.Of the Faith of the Fathers3
2.Origins of the Church14
The Negro Spiritual Speaks of Life and Death29
4.The Negro Church and Assimilation62
Part 2.Theorizing African American Religion
5.American Africans in Conflict: Alienation in an Insecure Culture77
6.Authority, Alienation, and Social Death99
7.The Racial Factor in the Shaping of Religion in America156
8.The Black Church: A Gender Perspective187
9.The Central Themes of American Religious History: Pluralism, Puritanism, and the Encounter of Black and White209
10.Assessment and New Departures for a Study of Black Religion in the United States of America221
Part 3.Slavery and a Black Religious Imagination
11.Death of the Gods239
The Christian Tradition285
Black Conversion and White Sensibility291
Religious Foundations of the Black Nation301
14.Of the Black Church and the Making of a Black Public338
15."Doers of the Word": Theorizing African-American Women Speakers and Writers in the Antebellum North366
Part 4.Black Destiny and the End of the Nineteenth Century
16."Ethiopia Shall Soon Stretch Forth Her Hands": Black Destiny in Nineteenth-Century America397
17.The Making of a Church with the Soul of a Nation, 1880-1889414
18.Negotiating and Transforming the Public Sphere: African American Political Life in the Transition from Slavery to Freedom435
Part 5.The Interwar Period: Migration, Urbanization, and Black Religious Diversity
19.Racial Christianity477
20.Religious Diversification during the Era of Advanced Industrial Capitalism495
21.Chosen Peoples of the Metropolis: Black Muslims, Black Jews, and Others534
22.Religious Ethos of the UNIA550
23.Marcus Garvey, Father Divine, and the Gender Politics of Race Difference and Race Neutrality572
24.Charles Manuel "Sweet Daddy" Grace605
25.The Black Roots of Pentecostalism616
26."Together and in Harness": Women's Traditions in the Sanctified Church629
27.Reverend George Washington Woodbey: Early Twentieth-Century California Black Socialist651
Part 6.Black Religion and the 1960s
28.From The Luminous Darkness679
29.Martin Luther King, Jr., and the African-American Social Gospel696
30.The Religion of Black Power715
31.Integrationism and Nationalism in African-American Intellectual History746
Part 7.Black Theology and Its Critics
32.A Sense of Urgency765
33.Black Spirituals: A Theological Interpretation775
34.Slave Theology in the "Invisible Institution"790
35.Black Theology and the Black Woman831
Divine Racism: The Unacknowledged Threshold Issue for Black Theology849
James Cone: God, Champion of the Oppressed854
37.Black Theology and Marxist Thought874
38.Ontological Blackness in Theology893
Part 8.African American Religion and Cultural Criticism
39.Jesse Jackson and the Symbolic Politics of Black Christendom921
40.The Madonna of 115th Street Revisited: Vodou and Haitian Catholicism in the Age of Transnationalism942
41.Rethinking Vernacular Culture: Black Religion and Race Records in the 1920s and 1930s978
42.Homophobia and Heterosexism in the Black Church and Community996
43.For Rent, "Cabin in the Sky": Race, Religion, and Representational Quagmires in American Film1019
44.The Prophetic Tradition in Afro-America1037
Permissions Acknowledgments1051

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